This Is Your Brain on Pavement

"They had to put him into a medically induced coma, and they ended up removing half his skull," says Grandview guitarist Casey Jenkins of the skateboarding accident that nearly killed their drummer, Craig Winger. "We were going really fast down Milton Street in Clairemont at night -- it's really steep -- and he went down and almost got hit by a car. I turned around and he was just laying there in this huge pool of blood. I thought he was dead; his eyes were open but he wasn't moving.... It took 90 staples to close up his head, and now half his skull is this polymer plate, which is what they make skateboard helmets out of."

Winger spent about a month in the hospital and is now almost fully recovered. The band wrote a song about the accident, "Underage Tragedy": "No time to realize that something's wrong, nothing's right, You say, not me, underage tragedy."

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